The Chiefs have announced that a trust fund has been established a trust fund for Zoey Michelle Belcher, the three-month-old orphan of linebacker Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins.
On December 1, Belcher murdered Perkins before committing suicide in the parking lot of the team’s facility.
“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and everyone affected by the heartbreaking events of last Saturday,” Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said in a team-issued release. “As we continue to struggle with the emotional pain from the tragedy, the Chiefs family is focused on helping 3-month-old Zoey Michelle Belcher as she faces the challenge of growing up without the support of her parents. Zoey will always be a part of the Chiefs family, and we hope that this trust will help to ensure she has the resources necessary as she grows up.”
The trust will include contributions from the Hunt family and Chiefs players, coaches, and staff.
Private contributions also can be made. Checks should be made payable to UMB Bank, N.A., Trustee of the Zoey Michelle Belcher Irrevocable Trust, and they should be mailed to “Zoey Belcher Trust, UMB Bank – Attn: Trust Division, P.O. Box 419226, Kansas City, MO 64179.”